Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Target Market - What eBay Was Made For

Can I interest you in a genuine Rodarte skirt for around £6? A Zac Posen sailor dress for under £60? Maybe a Proenza Schouler jacket for £50? Not mainline of course (or knock off), but items from special collections these top designers have done for US retail giant, Target, and are available for UK based strapped-for-cashionistas to snap up from worldwide sellers on eBay.

In recent years Target's 'GO International' project has enlisted every super cool designer you can think of to design affordable ranges exclusively for their stores - Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Jean Paul Gaultier, Luella, industry darling Thakoon and, in October, our very own heritage brand, Mulberry will join this esteemed roll as they release an eight piece handbag collection, reportedly set to include the iconic Alexa handbag in velvet and denim. Amazing, huh? Well, unfortunately for us Brits, whilst the collections are available online from, they don't ship to the UK. A small selection of the fantastic (and affordable) Liberty x Target range of clothing, accessories and homewares in a variety of classic Liberty prints can be bought from the London store or from but that's our lot, unless you're headed to the States or have a helpful friend over there - but don't book your flights just yet...

If you want in without the air fare, go to eBay, do a clothing and accessories search for 'Target' and make sure you're set to 'worldwide' sellers, then behold the treasure trove of bargain chic that opens up before you. In recent weeks I've acquired three (I KNOW. who could blame me though at these prices...) new Rodarte x Target dresses (ranging from £12-£40 + P&P) and a Luella x Target baseball jacket (£6.74 + P&P), all new with or without tags. You may have to filter a bit further to get rid of all the mod t-shirts and be careful with the sizing (the range is classed as 'junior' but that seems to just indicate a more 'youthful' style than fit although it does tend to come up slightly small) but I guarantee you, if you love fashion and are looking for something no-one else is wearing, you'll like what you see.

In fact, I wish I'd never told you.

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